Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Salmoniformes > Family: Salmonidae > Genus: Salmo > Species: Salmo trutta lacustris

Lake trout - Salmo trutta lacustris Linnaeus, 1758

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Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
Valid parent species Salmo trutta

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
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EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Forel ozerna Ukrainian Fishbase
Forel ozernaya Russian Fishbase
Insjööring Swedish Fishbase
Järvitaimen Finnish Fishbase
Lake trout English Fishbase
Pastrav de lac Romanian Fishbase
Seeforelle German Fishbase
Søørred Danish Fishbase
Troc jeziorowa Polish Fishbase
Trofte ligenore Albanian Fishbase
Truite argentée French Fishbase
Truite de lac French Fishbase
Truite saumonée French Fishbase
Truta de lago Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Salmo lacustris Linnaeus, 1758
Salmo lemanus Cuvier,1829
Fario lemanus Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1829
Trutta variabilis Lunel, 1874
Salmo illanca Wartmann, 1783
Salmo rappii Günther, 1866
Salmo truttula Nilsson, 1832
Salmo microps Hardin, 1862
Trutta lacustris (Linneaus, 1758)
Salmo venernensis Günther, 1866
Fario lacustris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

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Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

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